New Delhi: Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued directives to all central government departments asking them to dismiss employees who secured government jobs by submitting fake Scheduled or backward caste certificates.
The central government departments have been directed to collect records of such employees appointed who secured government jobs by submitting fake caste certificates.
According to the official data revealed as many as 1,800 appointments have been made based on fake caste certificates with the majority of them hired in financial sectors.
The current existing norms say an employee should be dismissed from the services if he has secured the job using fake certificates.
“Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant service rules” said the directive.
“Therefore, all the ministries/departments are requested to collect information from all organisations under their administrative control about the cases where the candidates got/alleged to have got appointment against vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes on the basis of false/fake caste certificate and send a consolidated report in this regard,” the directive said.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on March 29 alleged that about 1,832 appointments were secured based on fake caste certificates
Out of 1,832 appointments so far only 276 appointments were suspended whereas 521 appointments are unsettled and disciplinary proceedings were pending he said.
About 1,296 appointments were made under the Financial Services Department of which 157 were appointed in State Bank of India, 135 in Central Bank of India, 112 in Indian Overseas Bank, 103 in Syndicate Bank, and 41 each in New India Assurance and United India Assurance catch news reported.